Great to see the Pulchinella released with the split starters. I have plans for a couple of them. I am looking around for other 'Comedia del Arte' type characters at the moment, anyone know of a Pierrot in 28mm?
I agree with the comments here on more regular releases. I think fewer figures being released more often is a better marketing approach than nothing for 3 or 4 months then half a dozen figures all at once. Keep pushing the game through the forums with regular releases of figures, scenarios, dedicated scenery building (St Mark's Lion Statue, Piazza Fountains, Landing stages and pontoons, Gondolas), figure painting articles. Anything to remind people the game exists. At the best of times gamers are very fickle and have frighteningly short attention spans.
The above point on Proxies is a hard one. I know that showing/discussing proxies risks a negative impact on sales of actual Carnevale figures, but game pictures which always show the same few figures become stale and predictable. I now have almost 30 figures painted ready for the game, but have just started on my first "official" ones, so have not shown any of them here. Maybe seeing they could adapt and use figures they already have would inspire potential buyers to download the rules and pick up some official figures as a cheap way to begin playing Carnevale. As with all Boutique games getting started is expensive (cost per figure is very high)